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24 March, 2010
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Mr T.R. BUSWELL: Does the member want us to spend the extra money or not?

Mr P.B. Watson: I just want to know what royalties for regions is; is it cost shifting? Is the government just taking $30 million out, giving it to the National Party and then handing it back? That is what the government is doing. The government can say it is royalties for regions but it is just shifting money.

Mr T.R. BUSWELL: Let us put it in a —

Several members interjected.

Mr P.B. Watson: I’ll debate that with you in Albany. Come down, there are a lot of people interested in it!

Mr T.R. BUSWELL: I am sure there are. I did not meet anyone who asked where the money is coming from; I just met people who said they want the hospital. I do not know, call me an old-fashioned hospital builder!

Mr R.F. Johnson: You’re an old-fashioned hospital builder!

Mr T.R. BUSWELL: Ooh, you ratbag! All I want to know is this, member for Albany: we just put another $35 million in and the budget has now jumped up, does the member want us to spend the extra money —

Mr P.B. Watson: No, I am quite happy.

Mr T.R. BUSWELL: The member does not want us to?

Mr P.B. Watson: No, I am quite happy. That is why we went to the election out there —

Mr T.R. BUSWELL: The second issue down there is the entertainment centre. Is the member happy with how we are going with that?

Mr P.B. Watson: I am.

Mr T.R. BUSWELL: Thank you. Are there any other issues that the member wants to raise?

Mr P.B. Watson: Yes; that house in Discovery Drive has caused you a bit of trouble!

Mr T.R. BUSWELL: That is a very interesting —

Mr B.J. GRYLLS: I think the Treasurer is making some very insightful comments on the Treasurer’s Advance Authorisation Bill 2010 and I would like for him to continue.

Subject: Treasurer’s Advance Authorisation Bill 2010 [Legislative Assembly – Second Reading]

Date: 16 March 2010

Hansard reference: pp. 735 – 736 [online (pdf)]

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